Sheryl Shook, PhD, LSP graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a bachelors in engineering before working as an engineer and scientist on the International Space Station Program. After volunteering at a psychiatric unit, she was motivated to attend University of California at Davis where she completed a doctorate in neuroscience. Her work with neurosurgery teams and a seizure unit compelled her to find more answers to healing neurologic disorders and thus completed studies in herbal medicine. A strong desire to teach, and empower others in their own healing, has led to her co-authorship of a book on neurologic disorders. Her creative energy is further nurtured by the joy she receives from her children and grandchildren. Currently, she teaches sleep science, including an undergraduate sleep science lab course, and human anatomy and physiology at Kapiʻolani Community College in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. When she is not in the classroom being inspired by her students, she is supporting women during pregnancy and birth. This leaves the perfect amount of time for surfing and hiking on the beautiful island of Oʻahu where she lives with her husband.